100-Word Challenge, Day 004


 
A section of DNA; the sequence of the plate-li...
A section of DNA; the sequence of the plate-like units (nucleotides) in the center carries information. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aldric pulled off of the expressway with less than five minutes until his DNA was needed to open the genetic lock that kept the trigger safe from accidental activation. A simple key lock might have been easier, but there was a lot at stake and too much money involved to take shortcuts on security. Two minutes later he was slamming on his brakes as he slid into his private parking space. He was out of the car and on the run before it had stopped moving. He ran down two flights of stairs and a pair of painfully long hallways before he crashed through the lab door with thirty seconds left on the countdown.

 
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